About Washington Beer
In 1854, Antonio Rabbeson founded the Washington Brewery in Seattle, Washington. Seattle was only 3-years old at that time and was a growing logging town, so the brewery saw immediate success. In 1872, Rabbeson would rename the brewery to the Seattle Brewery, and in 1878 they launched Rainier beer. Rabbeson would later sell his brewery and the Rainier brand to John Kopp and Andrew Hemrich who owned Seattle Brewing and Malting.
Unfortunately Washington enacted Prohibition in 1916, and the brewing industry was put on ice. Washington’s big resurgence was in the craft beer business. In 1982, Bert Grant founded the Yakima Brewing and Malting Company, which was the first brewpub to open in the US since Prohibition. Redhook Ale Brewery followed as well as Grant’s Brewery Pub, Hale’s Ale Brewery and Thomas Kemper Brewing. There are currently over 300-breweries and brewpubs in the state of Washington.
Washington Beer Reviews
Fremont Sky Kraken Hazy Pale Ale